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How Much Jail Time Can I Get for a Charge in South Carolina

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South Carolina Criminal Offenses and Penalties

How much jail time can I get? This seems to be the first question that anyone asks when they get charged with an offense.  A criminal statute usually list prison times in terms of a range or maximum penalty.  So for example, burglary in the 1st degree carries 15 years to life.  While most charges can be suspended to a probationary sentence, some cannot.  Burglary in the 1st...

What offenses are “Violent” in South Carolina?

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When we think of a “violent” offense we think of someone getting beaten, shot, or otherwise seriously injured.  That type of injury is a good indicator of what might be or might not be a violent offense in South Carolina.  As is true...

What is Strong-Arm Robbery in South Carolina?

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You don't need to be an attorney to know what an armed robbery is. But when folks hear the word "strong-arm" robbery many times I see confusion. This confusion is not unique to victims or defendants, but can be found in law enforcement and among some attorneys (and even prosecutors) as well. 

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Carrying Handguns in Vehicles in South Carolina

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Despite what some folks may believe, there are still quite a few people that carry handguns in their vehicles.  The question of legality arises regardless of whether you have a concealed weapons permit ("CWP").  In this article, I’m going to break down Section 16-23-20 and discuss the permissible ways to carry in a vehicle....

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